Category Archives: Nutrition

Analyzing a vegan diet and weight loss

Given the tendency for our society to push food as a product for mass consumption and huge profits, it’s no wonder Americans are having a difficult time staying healthy, keeping fit and obsessed with losing weight.

It’s been proven that a vegan diet CAN help one to lose weight and promote a healthy lifestyle, but one can never know if he or she is getting all the proper nutrients (in the proper proportions) unless he or she is tracking food intake with a nutrition app.

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Dr. Neal Barnard Visits San Diego

Finally, I met Dr. Neal Barnard in person. Dr. Neal Barnard is one of the vegan doctors who advocates for a 100% whole-foods plant-based diet. I first saw him on the documentary Forks Over Knives. I also saw him on Plant Based News. In addition, I would watch a lot of his videos on Youtube. If it weren’t for Dr. Barnard, I probably would not be vegan and I would not be informed about the health benefits of a vegan diet. When I heard he was coming down to San Diego and that his seminar is free, I was more than excited to go see him. Not only did I learned a lot from his lecture, but I was able to meet him and take a picture with him. I want to thank him for his advocacy and knowledge of a healthy, whole-foods vegan diet. He also had a book signing for his new book Your Body In Balance, which anyone could get on Amazon, the UCSD Bookstore, and Barnes And Noble’s

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Even A Little Bit Of Running Reduces The Risk Of Early Death

Any Amount Of Running Linked To Reduced Risk Of Early Death

So according to this study, even a little bit of running can reduce your risk of early death. In other words, you do not have to run fast or run far to reap the health benefits of running. All you simply need to do is run. Whether you are a casual runner or a hardcore endurance runner like me, you will still reduce your risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Anyone who is new to running knows that your first run is 1 mile or 2 miles. Of course you have to build up mileage. Nevertheless, that 1 mile or 2 miles reduces your risk of dying early from chronic diseases.

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Nick’s Kitchen Proves You Can Be Vegan And Filipino

My dad cooked this vegan pancit. This shows you can be vegan and connect to your Filipino roots at the same time.

Vegan Filipino Restaurant Opens In San Francisco

I have never tried Nick’s Kitchen yet, but I have heard that the restaurant serves vegan Filipino dishes. You can expect to eat vegan versions of lumpia, pancit, sisig, and leche flan. The restaurant originally opened in Daly City and it used to be a Filipino restaurant owned by a Filipino family that served a meat-heavy menu. Founders Reina Montenegro and Kenny Annis transformed it into a vegan Filipino restaurant. After experiencing success, they opened another Nick’s in South San Francisco in 2018. Finally, they opened their most recent restaurant in the center of SoMa Pilipinas, San Francisco’s Filipino cultural heritage district.

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